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IB 108 is online

12 July 2011

The Information Bulletin 108 (July 2011) is online. Download the PDF file (2.0 MB) on this link.

Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 260 online

4 July 2011

Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 260
"The Role of Astronomy in Society and Culture"
Eds.: D. Valls-Gabaud and A. Boksenberg
Cambridge University Press ISBN 9780-521-76477-3

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Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 274 online

16 June 2011

Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 274
"Advances in Plasma Astrophysics"
Eds.: A. Bonanno, A. Kosovichev
Cambridge University Press ISBN 9780-521-19741-0

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List of Symposia selected for 2012

3 June 2011

1) Symposia to be held during the General Assembly (Beijing):

The Executive Committee and Division Presidents have exceptionally selected 8 Symposia (instead of the usual 6).

  1. IAUS 288 — Astrophysics from Antarctica
    Contact: Michael Burton, Australia
    m.burton@unsw.edu.au
  2. IAUS 289 — Advancing the physics of cosmic distances
    Contact: Richard de Grijs, China
    grijs@kiaa.pku.edu.cn
  3. IAUS 290 — Feeding compact objects: Accretion on all scales
    Contact: Zhang Chengmin, China
    zhangcm@bao.ac.cn
  4. IAUS 291 — Neutron stars and pulsars: Challenges and opportunities after 80 Years
    Contact: Richard Manchester, Australia
    dick.manchester@csiro.au
  5. IAUS 292 — Molecular Gas, Dust, and Star Formation in Galaxies
    Contact: Martin Bureau, UK
    bureau@astro.ox.ac.uk
  6. IAUS 293 — Formation, detection, and characterization of extrasolar habitable planets
    Contact: Nader Highighipour, USA
    nader@ifa.hawaii.edu
  7. IAUS 294 — Solar and astrophysical dynamos and magnetic activity
    Contact: Alexander Kosovichev, USA
    sasha@sun.stanford.edu
  8. IAUS 295 — The intriguing life of massive galaxies
    Contact: Daniel Thomas, UK
    daniel.thomas@port.ac.uk

2) Symposium to be held outside the General Assembly:

  1. IAUS 287 — Cosmic masers - from OH to Ho
    Stellenbosch, South Africa (29/1-3/2/2012)
    Contact: Roy Booth, South Africa
    rbooth@ska.ac.za

Special Sessions and Joint Discussions for the General Assembly will be announced later.

Jobs at the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development

16 May 2011

The IAU Office of Astronomy for Development (IAU OAD) coordinates a wide range of activities designed to stimulate astronomy throughout the world. This is part of a pioneering ten-year plan initiated by the IAU to exploit astronomy in the service of education and capacity building in the developing world. The OAD announces two job openings:

  1. Administrative Assistant (2-year contract, based in Cape Town, application deadline: 20 May 2011)
  2. Project Officer (3-year contract, based in Cape Town, application deadline: 30 June 2011)


More details are available on http://www.astro4dev.org/index.php/vacancies

Contact

Kevin Govender
Director Global Office of Astronomy for Development
Cell: +27 824 878 466
Email: kg@saao.ac.za

Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 270 online

2 May 2011

Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 270
"Computational Star Formation"
Eds.: J. Alves, B. Elmegreen, V. Trimble
Cambridge University Press  ISBN 9780-521-76643-2

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IAUS 279 Death of Massive Stars: Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts has been postponed

18 March 2011

IAUS 279 Death of Massive Stars: Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts (Apr 18 - Apr 22 Nikko, Japan) has been postponed, probably to early September 2011.  Further information will be posted as soon as possible.

Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 275 online

25 February 2011

Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 275
"Jets at All Scales"
Eds.: Gustavo Romero, Rashid Sunyaev, Tomaso Belloni
Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780-521-76607-4

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New IAU mailing list

16 February 2011

If you would like to receive by email the latest press releases from the International Astronomical Union, you can subscribe to our new mailing list "iaunews". The instructions about how to subscribe are available on: http://www.eso.org/lists/listinfo/iaunews

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